How jailbreaking can be used to steal your iPhone password keychain

Summary:When we think about jailbreaking an iPhone, we normally think about removing punitive (and unnecessary) restrictions that Apple force onto handset owners. But what about then jailbreaking can be used to gain access to sensitive information on your iPhone?

When we think about jailbreaking an iPhone, we normally think about removing punitive (and unnecessary) restrictions that Apple force onto handset owners. But what about when jailbreaking can be used to gain access to sensitive information on your iPhone?

A video by researchers Fraunhofer Institute Secure Information Technology (Fraunhofer SIT) shows the dark side to jailbreaking and how it can be used to gain access to the password keychain on a locked handset.

Here's the video:

There's a lot of sensitive password information can be extracted from an iPhone without needing to know the passcode.

And we wonder why Apple makes jailbreaking hard.

(via Sophos)

Topics: iPhone, Hardware, Mobility

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